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Leadership: Are you a Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Leadership: Are You A Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Let's talk about leadership for a minute. In your company, community, and industry your ideas and actions matter. For the purposes of this article, we are going to divide leadership into two categories. Thermometer Leadership This…
Changing the Game: How to be Different

Changing the Game: How to Be Different

How is your company different? I'm serious. Think about this for a second. How hard is it really to print, embroider, or decorate a shirt? All around you is competition. What separates your shop from those other knuckleheads? …
When Stubbornness Drives The Car

When Stubbornness Drives the Car

Hear me out. Let's pretend that your shop's attitude is a person. And in this particular scenario, that attitude is one of STUBBORNNESS. (All caps on purpose) Why stubbornness? I don't know. I could have used bullheadedness or inflexibility,…
Bringing Back Staff: How to Reopen

Bringing Back Staff: How to Reopen

If there is one question on every business owner's brain right now, it's this: "How do we reopen for business?" Some people have work trickling in, and it is looking promising. Others have accepted and have received government cash to…
The Way We've Always Done It

The Way We've Always Done It

Do you feel that your shop sometimes is trapped in a rut? Sure, you have years of cranking out orders, but somehow things just aren't the way they should be? It's a nagging feeling really, and you can't quite put your finger on it. Take…

Are You Busy Being Busy Or Busy Being Profitable?

Quick question: Are you busy being busy or busy being profitable? It is a probing question that you should answer. Your goal for your business should be to maximize the profit as much as possible, right? So why do you take on work that…